Marjorie Baumgarten
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For 1,431 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marjorie Baumgarten's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Brazil
Lowest review score: 0 Out Cold
Score distribution:
1,431 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The most stylish and original John Grisham story on film.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Knockout ensemble performances like these don't come around all that often, though, and when they do they ought to be savored.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The height of drollery, a cheeky ode to the liberating power of popular culture, and a fascinating look at an old dog learning some new tricks.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A political thriller with topical currency, Spartan delivers the goods.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A compendium of really neat stuff and nifty sequences, and it will just have to do until Vol. 3 or reunification comes along.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    What The Newton Boys lacks in dramatic definition, it more than compensates for with its underlying intelligence and visual luster.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A formulaic family melodrama whose craftsmanship and sensitivity to its characters raises it to the level of sublime group portrait.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    DreamWorks has gathered for the movie and for these extracurricular projects an amazing collection of voice talent that complements the film's stunning technical achievements.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Then along comes a movie like Deconstructing Harry, which marks the writer/director/actor's return to top form, once again using the stuff of his life to create the stuff of his fiction.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Butler's film hopes to confront our national battle fatigue so that we may move on.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It's hard to always know what Primer is saying or where it's heading, but it looks fantastic while it unfolds and you won't be able to forget what you've witnessed.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    In an era in which too many of us automatically accept women's right to choose, Vera Drake reminds us that the time for complacency is not now.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A smart and delightful romantic comedy, yet in the course of creating his new charmer Alexander Payne has sheared off some of the rambunctious edges that made his previous films, About Schmidt, Election, and Citizen Ruth, such marvelous studies in social parody.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It's impossible to take in all the information in one sitting and at times threatens to spin off in too many directions, but I guarantee this movie will provide plenty to mull over and inspire consumers to demand greater accountability from their media purveyors.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    If anything, A Few Good Men errs by throwing almost too many elements, themes and moral debates into the mix thus, by default, they sometimes seem shallowly developed and overly simple. Then again, that perhaps allows them to connect with more universal experiences.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    An absorbing, delightful, and nuanced movie with laugh-out-loud humor, and though it often plays events broadly where you might have preferred subtlety, it's not a movie that could have settled for muffled silence.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    An emotional triumph.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Look at Me marks the character's shift from being the object of attention to the subject of her own dreams.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Despite these biases, the movie helps the average American understand the nature of the shell games perpetuated by Enron and how "synergistic corruptions" can corrupt absolutely.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The story's parallels with the present are sometimes inescapable, as when Saladin's fireballs catapulted at Balian's castle strike an eerie resemblance to the "shock and awe" of the U.S.-led coalition's initial assault on Iraq.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It's a winning formula, and when done right like it is here, it transcends the clichés and moves audiences.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Broken Flowers is as elliptical as the haunting jazz music by Mulatu Astatke that permeates the soundtrack.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The movie is tightly wound and expertly unraveled, resulting in a thriller that you'll remember – unlike the hitman Ledda.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Maintains a breezy charm throughout and contains many extremely funny sequences.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A welcome and appropriate treat is the flurry of Bob Dylan tunes that can be heard playing in the background of this northern Minnesota story.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Without the luminous Danes in the title role, Shopgirl would have the flair of an ordinary sales clerk.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The details are intriguing, but ultimately we learn little more about what's in their heads.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Favreau keeps the picture throttling forward with a carefree charm.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Syriana is the most challenging and uncompromising movie to come out of Hollywood in a long time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Rejecting normality for nomadism, Van Zandt's life was difficult, but, man, what a legacy of music he left.

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